Vice Provost and Dean of Research


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  • Steven Eisner

    Steven Eisner

    Director of Export Compliance and University Export Control Officer, Vice Provost and Dean of Research

    BioSteve Eisner serves as Stanford University’s Director of Export Compliance and University Export Control Officer, overseeing institutional compliance with export controls (EAR, ITAR) and trade sanctions regulations (OFAC) for both Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Steve began his career in Washington, D.C. as a budget officer for international trade programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as an export control specialist at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Prior to his arrival at Stanford in 2006, Steve worked as an export control specialist at a global immigration law firm in San Francisco where he provided guidance to corporate clients on deemed export issues involving the transfer of technology to foreign national employees. Steve has served as an export control consultant to various Silicon Valley-based high tech companies, the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program, and Northwestern University. Widely recognized as a leader in export control compliance within higher education, Steve is Co-Founder and past President of the Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO) and has been an invited export control workshop presenter for various national organizations including the National Academies, the American Conference Institute, the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

  • Scott Alan Elrod

    Scott Alan Elrod

    Associate Director, Licensing, Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

    BioDr. Scott Elrod is Associate Director at the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing. Prior to joining Stanford, he was Vice President at the Palo Alto Research Center, where he led a division focusing on inkjet printing, biomedical systems, additive manufacturing, metamaterials and cleantech. Elrod also directed the Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) Division at SEMATECH, a consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, and co-wrote a chapter on the semiconductor industry's ESH performance. Elrod received his A.B. degree in Physics from Earlham College (1981) and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University (1985). While at Stanford, he built the world's first low-temperature tunneling microscope. He holds 65 patents.